Post Tagged with: "youth"

These protesters are part of a growing movement in New York to raise the age at which a juvenile can be tried in adult criminal court. (Photo via Raise the Age/Facebook)

Campaign Fights for Juvenile Rights

Crime October 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

The “Raise the Age” campaign is fighting across the city to increase the age at which juveniles can be tried in adult court, reports The Uptowner. As it stands now, New York and North Carolina are the only two states that charge all juvenile offenders 16 and over as adults.

Paul McIntosh's role as school librarian goes beyond books. (Photo by Madeleine Cummings via City Limits)

School Librarians on Chopping Block?

Education September 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Citing “fiscal challenges and technological changes,” the Department of Education is pushing for alternatives to certified school librarians, such as using teachers or volunteers, or putting libraries in classrooms, reports City Limits.

St. Andrew's Episcoal Church is one of several houses of worship looking to change their program in hopes of attracting a younger audience. (Photo by joseph a, Creative Commons license)

Harlem Churches Adapt to Attract Youth

Manhattan, Religion September 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

The Uptowner visits churches in Harlem, where it finds these places of worship changing ways to get young faces into their congregations.

(Photo from Thinkstock via El Diario-La Prensa)

Alarm Over ‘Sex Roulette’ Dance Among Teens

Education, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks August 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

The dangerous “game” puts teenagers at risk of STDs or getting pregnant, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Kyndal Williams (left) is in between her sophomore and junior year at Gotham Professional Arts Academy and has not been successful in finding a summer job. It's hard to keep her granddaughter busy over the summer, says Kyndal's grandmother Lettie Edgerton (right). (Photo via GothamSchools)

Kids Left Out in the Cold for Summer Programs

Education, Social Services July 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

The disparity among parents in accessing or even just finding out about summer programs for their kids has left many children spending two months at home. With varying degrees of help from schools or demand exceeding supply for affordable programs, some parents struggle to keep their kids safe and occupied.

Third grader Ari Weekts translates from Greek into English a famous work by Rigas Feraios, an 18th century Greek political revolutionary. (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

Brooklyn Charter Schools Fond of Ancient Languages

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, In the News May 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Two charter schools in Brooklyn immerse students in English and another language – one Greek and Latin, the other Hebrew. With a 10-15 percent acceptance rate, The Brooklyn Ink finds that families across the ethnic spectrum want their kids at the schools.

‘Hidden’ Dance School Gets Kids Moving With Salsa

‘Hidden’ Dance School Gets Kids Moving With Salsa

Bronx, Culture, In the News April 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Future Rockettes? Young dancers learn mambo/salsa steps at a studio in the South Bronx.

Members of the Caribbean community worry about the increasing susceptibility of young people in East Flatbush to gangs. (Photo by Tom Giebel, Flickr Creative Commons License)

West Indian Youth Join Gangs to Fill Void at Home

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Crime, Social Services April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

Carib News finds community members worried that Caribbean youth have started turning to gangs as a result of a lack of attention and comfort at home, where working parents do not always have the time or resources to provide the care their kids need.

A growing coalition of families display their public opposition to gun violence (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Harlem Leaders Call for End of Gun Violence, Bury ‘Mentality of Thugism’

African American, Crime, In the News, Opinion April 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Amsterdam News and Carib News cover rallies, panels and editorials berating gun and youth violence. More than superficial criticism, the words that echo through activists and leaders tell the public to root out the sources of violence.

Crime entangles Brownsville and residents pinpoint the roots of the problem. (Photo by Anthony Lanzilote/City Limits)

Untangling Roots of Crime in Brownsville

African American, Brooklyn, Crime March 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm

The Brooklyn Bureau heads to Brownsville where residents don’t describe their worries as simply just “crime,” but rather, they’re concerned about the teenagers and seek ways to combat the problems from the ground up.

Students from Redemption Inc., a youth organization, perform a skit about gangs and guns. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

Finding the ‘Right Things’ After Fatal Police Shooting

Brooklyn, Crime, Education March 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

High schoolers in East Flatbush attended workshops on violence, sex ed, and police interaction, in a seminar which happened to fall a week after the NYPD shot and killed local teen Kimani Gray, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

(Photo by Courtenay Brown/Amsterdam News)

Evicted Youth Arts Collective Vows Comeback

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino March 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective of the Bronx may have been evicted but the group will live on as members actively seek a new space, reports the Amsterdam News. Chants of “You can’t just oppose, you have to propose” rippled through a recent emergency press conference.

Young people who were a part of The Rebel Díaz protest the art collective's eviction. The center provided an artistic space for youths in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard/El Diario-La Prensa)

Youth Bronx Arts Collective Shut Down

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino March 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

The Rebel Díaz lost its South Bronx home after the landlord evicted the urban art and hip-hop collective for local youth, located in one of the Bronx’s poorest neighborhoods, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

MC RodStarz a.k.a. Rodrigo Venegas of the Rebel Diaz collective which is behind the Richie Perez Radical Library.  (Photo by Shira Golding, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Bronx Artist Collective to Open a Hip-Hop Library

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino February 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The Rebel Díaz Arts Collective plans to open the Richie Pérez Radical Library next winter, where people can learn about hip-hop culture, reports El Diario-La Prensa. The group wants to promote reading and collective learning among young people.

Superstar Teens: An NYPD Youth Leader and a Fingernail Artist

Superstar Teens: An NYPD Youth Leader and a Fingernail Artist

Eastern European, Latino July 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Paulina Skladnik, 17, serves as leader of the Law Enforcement Explorers at the NYPD in Greenpoint. Michelle Ramírez, 15, paints celebrity faces on acrylic nails. These talented teenagers were profiled in Nowy Dziennik and El Diario La Prensa.